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Best Interface 
Charleston Advisor 2014

"The well-designed search interface is easy to navigate and a pleasure to use" 


 Innovation Excellence Award
Stationer's Livery Company 2014


Digital Publishing Award 

IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2014


Judges praised the excellent design and usability. “I would have loved this when I was a student. It goes way beyond text to include a heap of content and is a very creative use of technology.”

     Best Publisher Website 

Futurebook Innovation Awards

  Highly Commended
 Publishing Innovation
ALPSP 2013

"The platform offers robust original functionality beneath a clear and simple user interface, providing a tool which clearly enhances the study and performance of drama."

Praise for Drama Online

'Drama Online is an invaluable resource for my students, staff and me. It allows access to a wealth of treasured texts in an instant.'

Jeff Janisheski, Head of Acting, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Sydney, Australia

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Latest News

Jan 2015: New collections are coming to Drama Online. 

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November 2014: Drama Online is awarded `Best Interface' by the Charleston Advisor.

2 July 2014: Drama Online receives Innovation Excellence Award from the Stationers' Livery Company. 

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12th March 2014: Another great content partner: L.A. Theatre Works set to join Drama Online.

14th February 2014:  We are delighted to announce a new content partner for the Drama Online platform: Nick Hern Books.

7th February 2014: Drama Online shortlisted for the "Ingram Content Group Digital Publishing Award", IPG Independent Publishing Awards, 2014.

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10th October 2013: Drama Online shortlisted "Best Publisher Website", Futurebook Innovation Awards, 2013
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12th September 2013: Drama Online wins "Highly Commended" award at ALPSP. More about the award.

20th June 2013: Drama Online receives nomination for ALPSP Publishing Innovation Award.

18th Feb 2013: Drama Online offers window into the V & A's incredible production photo archive. 

10th July 2012: Drama Online to include the first digital dramatic works of Brecht. 

26th May 2011: Bloomsbury and Faber announce Drama Online partnership.